"Agamben's moving text on the Nazi death camps asks what happens to speech when the deracinated subject speaks. Although some say that Auschwitz makes witnessing impossible, Agamben shows how the one who speaks bears this impossibility within his own speech, bordering the human and the inhuman. Agamben probes for us the condition of speech at the limit of the human, evoking the horror and the near unspeakability of the inhuman as it witnesses in language its own undoing." —Judith... Topics: Giorgio Agamben, Agamben, filosofie
“Arte, Inoperatividade, Política” - “Art, Inactivity, Politics”, in G. AGAMBEN et al., Política, crítica do contemporâneo. Conferências internacionais Serralves 2007 - Politics, Criticism of Contemporary Issues. Serralves International Conferences 2007 (edição de Rui MOTA CARDOSO), Fundação Serralves, Lisboa 2008, pp. 39-49 e 131-141. Topics: agamben, giorgio agamben, filosofie
With astonishing breadth and originality, the author probes the meaning, aesthetics, and historical consequences of that self-annulment. In essence, he argues that the birth of modern aesthetics is the result of a series of schisms—between artist and spectator, genius and taste, and form and matter, for example—that are manifestations of the deeper, self-negating yet self-perpetuating movement of irony. Through this concept of self-annulment, the author offers an imaginative... Topics: Giorgio Agamben, Agamben, filosofie
Stanzas is a fascinating blend of philology, medieval physics and psychology, the psychoanalysis of toys, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this unique work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage and of synthesis that could be reflected in the transparency of signs. There is no “superior language” that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious,... Topics: giorgio agamben, filosofie
Giorgio Agamben talks about liturgy and performance - liturgy without God - Contemporary art as one of the effects of ontological transformations of the last centuries Topics: giorgio, agamben, performance, fine art, contemporary art
byKathleen Biddick (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA); Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville); Anna Klosowska (Miami University, Ohio)
Featured talk by Kathleen Biddick, with a joint response from Eileen Joy and Anna Klosowska, at "Speculative Medievalisms: A Laboratory-Atelier," a 1-day symposium held at The Anatomy Theater, King's College London, 14 January 2011 [organized and sponsored by the BABEL Working Group, the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies @ King's College London, and the Petropunk Collective]. Topics: biopower, medieval biohistory, political theology, Lanfranc of Bec (c. 1005-1089), Berengar of...
Even if "race" is a scientifically empty concept, ethnic differences and body type still play a significant role in the social and economic politics of our time. How have digital artists tried to work through the visual politics of racial identities? What is at stake in the "skin play" available to those who inhabit artificial worlds? How do such representations imply a certain ethics of social relation? In the 2009 essay "The Face and The Public: Race, Secrecy and... Topics: new media, race, new media art, art history, Jennifer González, Georgio Agamben, Emannual Levinas,...
This month the Art Monthly show's host Matt Hale is joined by artist and critic Dean Kenning and poet and critic Cherry Smyth. Dean Kenning's feature for Art Monthly discusses relational, collaborative artwork in the public realm. In particular a project by David Collins and Emma Hart in Morpeth School, Bethnal Green. Dean Kenning is joined by Cherry Smyth who reviews Rachel Harrison's exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Topics: resonance fm, whitechapel gallery, whitechapel art gallery, london, rachel harrison, art monthly,...